Some highlights of this year's plenary sessions include:
Thursday: 9-9:50 a.m.
Discussion: "A retrospective tribute to Neal Miller." Chair: Edgar E. Coons, PhD. Participants: Gordon H. Bower, PhD, Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, Edgar E. Coons, PhD, Barry R. Dworkin, PhD.
Symposium: "Putting human behavior at the heart of health care in Canada." Chair: Ruth Berman, PhD. Participants: John Service, PhD, Pierre L. Ritchie, PhD. Discussant: Danny Wedding, PhD.
Invited address: John U. Ogbu, PhD, "Thinking and doing: the significance of minority status." Chair: Patricia M. Greenfield, PhD.
Thursday: 9-10:50 a.m.
Symposium: "Evidence for psychotherapy: what we know as clinicians and researchers." Chair: Carol D. Goodheart, EdD. Participants: Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, David Barlow, PhD, Nancy R. McWilliams, PhD, John C. Norcross, PhD.
Thursday: 10-10:50 a.m.
Discussion: "Mental preparation for professional athletes and performing artists: a dialogue." Participants: Kate F. Hays, PhD, Steven F. Bucky, PhD.
Saturday: 2-2:50 p.m.
Invited address: Fatuma Ndangiza, "Justice, healing and reconciliation in Rwanda." Chair: Ervin Staub, PhD.
Saturday: 3-3:50 p.m.
Invited address: Stephen Lewis, United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Chair: Brian L. Wilcox, PhD.
Invited address: David M. Buss, PhD, "Evolution of desire: strategies of human mating." Chair: Frank Farley, PhD.
Saturday: 3-4:50 p.m.
Symposium: "Prescription privileges: potential prospects and pitfalls." Chairs: Debra L. Dunivin, PhD, John Winston Bush, PhD. Participants: Ronald E. Fox, PhD, John Winston Bush, PhD, Roberta L. Nutt, PhD, Varda Shoham, PhD, Lt. Col. Elaine Orabana-Mantell, PhD, R.C. Barden, PhD, JD, Judith W. Taylor, Matthew K. Nock. Discussant: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD.
Symposium: "Toward the unification of psychology: the utility of the biopsychosocial model." Chair: Susan K. Whitbourne, PhD. Participants: K. Warner Schaie, PhD, David Barlow, PhD, Stephen M. Weiss, PhD, Ronald T. Brown, PhD, Lynn Hasher, PhD, Mark B. Sobell, PhD.
Symposium: "The UnDSM-1: positive psychology and the classification of strengths and virtues." Chair: Neal Mayerson, PhD. Participants: Neal Mayerson, PhD, Christopher Peterson, PhD, Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD. Discussants: Laura A. King, PhD, Ben Dean, PhD, Norman B. Anderson, PhD.
Symposium: "Responses to trauma in disasters around the world." Chair: Laura Barbanel, EdD. Participants: Laura Barbanel, EdD, Karen F. Carr, PhD, Esther A. Cohen, PhD, Ragnhild Dybdahl, Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD. Discussant: Judith L. Alpert, PhD.
Invited address: Nora Newcombe, PhD, "Cracking the code: the enigma of sex differences in sociobiology." Chair: Nathan Fox, PhD.